How to Care for Your REBORN DOLL
Do you love babies but are either too young, not ready, or not able to have children of your own? Do you want a "parenting simulation" that feels real and is also fun? If this applies to you, then you should consider a reborn doll. reborn dolls are dolls that are made professionally to look like real babies. They can be expensive to buy and care for, but it is all worth it.
The ultra-realistic silicone REBORN BABY DOLLS provide an unexplained fun experience to baby lovers. Parenting the baby doll is much similar to parenting a real baby.
Although they are not real, they require baby items such as clothing, blankets, diapers, stroller car seat and sometimes even fake formula milk. Reborn babies need careful handling, storage, and maintenance for looking as beautiful and lifelike. Here are some instructions for taking care of reborn.
How Best to Handle Your Reborn
REBORN BABIES are more than your average doll, and as such, they should be treated differently. remember, a reborn doll is essentially a piece of art that someone spent countless hours perfecting; therefore, it should be treated as such. Unfortunately, this is a mistake that many newcomers to the hobby are forced to learn the hard way. Depending on the reborn you have, such a mistake can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
The bottom line is that you should always handle your reborn with the utmost of care. Try to think of your reborn as more of a collectible and less as an everyday toy. Collectibles are meant to last and should be handled with caution. Don't toss your reborn around, pull on their limbs or hair, or be too rough with them in general. Failing to handle your reborn properly could result in damage that's both costly and difficult to fix. If you take your reborn out to dress up or play with, make sure you put it back in a safe storage area before leaving the house.
Pets and Children
If you have pets, you'll want to keep your reborn doll out of their reach at all times. If a dog gets hold of it and mistakes it as a toy, you can say bye-bye to your precious reborn. A family dog can easily slip a reborn doll sitting on the couch for one of their toys. Once they get it in their mouth and start chewing on it, even the most well-made reborn doll will slowly begin to come apart. Most pets won't mess with dolls, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
Small children can be another concern for a reborn doll. If you want your reborn to remain in the same pristine condition as the day your first got it, you'll want to store it in a place that's out of your child's sight and reach. It's no secret that small children are drawn to dolls like magnets, but unfortunately, they're likely to be rough with them. This doesn't mean you can't ever let them see it, but you have to teach them the boundaries of what's acceptable and what's not. If you have a child, inform them that your reborn isn't a toy, and once they have developed an appreciation for it, you can let them hold or even play with your reborn as long as you're around to supervise.
Proper Cleaning of Your Reborn
Even if you try your possible best to keep your reborn as pristine as it was the day you got it, it's inevitable that some dirt and dust will accumulate on it. Small amounts of dust probably aren't going to cause any serious concern, but thick layers can slowly damage the paint and integrity of your doll. Thankfully, however, the occasional cleaning will help prevent buildups of dirt, keeping your reborn looking its best; here's how you do it.
If your reborn is just dusty, take a feather duster or lint-free dusting cloth and give it light but thorough wiping down. I don't recommend using any cleaning product, as some of them contain harmful chemicals that may stain or even strip the paint off of your reborn. For necessary cleaning, you should be able to brush it down with a basic feather duster to remove the majority of dust and dirt on its surface.
If your reborn is dirty to the point where a duster isn't doing the job, you may need to be a little bit more creative in your cleaning. Start by removing all of your reborn's clothes, so they are in their birthday suit. Once the clothes are removed, take a small hand towel, run it under luke-warm water, and gently wipe down your reborn from head to toe. You may need to add a drop of non-toxic soap to your towel if it's still not getting your reborn clean. Once your reborn is clean, wipe it down with a dry towel and put their clothes back on.
Part of caring for your reborn is maintaining their hair, keeping it clean and tangle-free. Whether your reborn doll has mohair from the Angora goat or any other type of doll hair, you'll need to brush it occasionally. To do so, you'll need to get a baby brush or comb, both of which can be found at most infant stores.
Start by gently brushing through the hair back and forth. If it gets stuck at a knot or tangle, don't force it, as it's easy to pull out the individually rooted hairs. Just remove the brush and try again. For some of the more stubborn knots, you may need to hold the hair with your free hands while slowly working it out using the brush in your other hand. Keep doing this until their hair is tangle-free and there are no visible clumps.
If cared for properly, reborn babies will bring many years of joy to you. Most importantly a good rule of thumb for handling baby is that you should not handle him/her in any way you would not handle a real newborn baby.
These dolls are collectibles and cannot be cleaned like toys. If you need to remove dirt or residue, we recommend a slightly damp washcloth. Never scrub the doll as this will damage the paint and coloring of your reborn doll. Never get the cloth body wet, but instead use a damp cloth to wipe away stains. Always towel blot to dry and try not to get the stuffing wet to prevent mold and mildew issues.
If a reborn doll becomes extremely dirty, consider sending the doll back to the original artist or finding a reborn artist to work on the doll. They will be able to give the baby doll a proper cleaning and possibly replace the body and stuffing as needed.
Please comment below if you have any other care ideas to share with the reborn doll lovers all over the world.